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What is the survival rate for someone with an astrocytoma?

What is the survival rate for someone with an astrocytoma?

Depends on the grade: Astrocytomas are graded 1-4. Grade 1 have excellent long term survival, and may be cured with excision. Grade 2 have an average survival of 7-9 years. Grade 3 have an average of 3-5 years. Grade 4, 14 months. These are based on patients that have surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Survival rates are less without these therapies. Newer therapies have recently improved the survival rates ...Read more

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Dr. Shon Cook
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Astrocytoma (Definition)

Astrocytoma is a tumor that is arising from a specific cell type in the central nervous system (brain or spine) that is called astrocyte. These are the cells that support the actual nerve cells (neurons). It is a common type of nervous system tumor, which has different types, benign to malignant. Treatment is tailored according to this as well ...Read more


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Please help! what is the survival rate for an astrocytoma?

Depends on the type: This is quite variable depending on grade )1 through 4) and type (oligoastrocytoma v. pure astrocytoma for example). The prognosis is worse for higher grade astrocytomas, but survival is improving for all astrocytomas due to better treatment. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with anaplastic astrocytoma?

What is the survival rate of patients with anaplastic astrocytoma?

3 years: The median survival for patients with a diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma is 2.8 years (reference: journal of neurosurgery. 2007 apr;106(4):575-81.). The most important factor in determining the survival time period is the extent to which the tumor is removed surgically. ...Read more

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What is the post-surgery anaplastic astrocytoma survival rate?

Anaplastic astrocyto: Anaplastic astrocytomas are a malignant brain tumor that typically required both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Length of post op survival is based on the amount of tumor resected and the response to the various therapies. Long term survival, that is greater than 10 years, are not common. ...Read more

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What is pilocytic astrocytoma and the survival chance?

Usually excellent: This is typically a low grade tumor. Survival can be excellent (it can be much worse with other types of brain tumors), but this partially depends on the grade and the extent of the tumor (ie. localized to one spot v. spread in the cerebrospinal fluid). ...Read more

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What is the general prognosis for a grade 3 Astrocytoma and rate of recurrence with modern day diagnosis?

What is the general prognosis for a grade 3 Astrocytoma and rate of recurrence with modern day diagnosis?

Less than 27%: Astrocytoma, a form of glioma is found predominantly in children and young adult, but can occur at any age. Grade III astrocytoma is predominantly anaplastic type with 5 year survival of less than 27%. ...Read more

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Can someone survive a neuro astrocytoma?

Yes: Yes, people can survive with the diagnosis of neuro astrocytoma. It is a hard job to be the patient. It is important to consider the treatment options, their effectiveness and side effects, their costs, and the range of prognosis observed for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Grade two astrocytoma, what is this?

Astrocytoma: Astrocytomas are graded in one system from i to iii and in another system i to IV - in either case a grade ii means the tumor has some atypical looking cells but not obvious malignancy, there are however closely followed for any potential change. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of an astrocytoma in a child?

What is the prognosis of an astrocytoma in a child?

Depends on tumor: There are a few different types of astrocytoma- some without much risk of recurrence and some which are aggressive. Sorry it's not more specific. If you know the tumor type, i can be more specific in my answer. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Kyei
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Glioma (Definition)

Glioma is a type of cancer where there is the uncontrolled growth of the glial cells in the brain or spinal cord. This initially can cause headache, vision problems, seizures, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more